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2 1950 Ads for a CJ-3A on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old Images

These two Ads from a 1950 German magazine show off the CJ-3A.

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Dec 9, 1952 Toledo Blade Willys Special Edition on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This edition of the Toledo Blade celebrated the 50th anniversary of Willys Overland. It includes some jeep photos. It isn’t cheap.

“Rare find, this issue was devoted to the Willys Overland Co, celebrating 50 years of business.  The entire paper has celebratory ads to the Willys Co. Includes history of the co, as well as advertisements for Jeep and Willys cars. Has both sections, 48 pages.  Really nice shape for a newspaper this old.”

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New Hampshire Kids Buy Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This May 10, 1943, article from The Telegraph shares the news that New Hampshire kids raised enough money through stamp and bond sales to purchase 92 jeeps for the US Forces.

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1942 Photo Along the North Atlantic Coastline on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Must have been a rough ride in that MB Slat Grille.

“Original Press Photo. 1942- U.S. troops drive a Willys MB over railway ties during a 10 day reconnaissance trip along the North Atlantic coastline. Photo measures approx. 7″ x 9″”

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Manchester (?) Fire Jeep Photo on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Based on the side of this, I’d guess this was a Manchester (NH?) Fire Jeep.

“Original Vintage Snapshot Photo Fire Department Willys Jeep CJ w/ Ladder Size is 3.5×3.5″ inches.”

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1946 Photo of Texas Governor in SEEP on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, GPA (SEEP), Old Images

Nice bit of Texas history here.

“An original press photo of Texas Governor Beauford Jester Lee Vanderpool Amphibious Jeep. Photo measures 7 x 9 inches and is dated 8/29/1946.”

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1950s Photo of Flattie on Obstacle Course on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

The photo is dated 12/09/no year. I suspect this is photo from a mid 1950s South Padre Island Jeep Jamboree in Texas.

“This is an original press photo. This rugged stretch was a typical part of the obstacle course “Over hill, over Dale, we will hit the dusty trail —-” Only here the dusty trail appears to hit back! This is a typical stretch of the rugged terrain through which the Jeeps traveled in the obstacle course event of the jeep jamboree. Autos – Jeeps Photo measures 10 x 8.25inches. Photo is dated 12-09-NONE.”

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VW Body Loaded in Wagon

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Mike shared this pic of a VW he loaded in the back of a wagon many years ago. I’m still hoping for an explanation :-). To paraphrase the USPS, if it fits it ships?

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1953 Photos of Grace Kelly on a CJ-3A

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Patrick spotted a photo of Grace Kelly on the front of a CJ-3A, which led me to find other photos. The photo shoot was part of a fundraiser for the Stevens School, the high school from which she graduated. Grace and the Jeep are in front of her childhood home. The photo was taken shortly after her sudden rise to fame in her first big movie role, High Noon with Gary Cooper. That set her on the path to fame and, several years later, to marrying Prince Rainier of Monaco.

Actress Grace Kelly helps her old school, Stevens Junior School, raise funds, in 1953. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Bulletin)

Actress Grace Kelly helps her old school, Stevens Junior School, raise funds, in 1953. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Bulletin)

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From the UK Mail.

 
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Jeeps From Venezuela

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

These photos were published in the February 1956 issue of Globetrotter Magazine.

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1945 Press Photo of Jeep w/ Saw

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Another early Press Photo

“This is an original press photo. Post war jeep adapted for peacetime work.Photo measures 10 x 8inches. Photo is dated 07-10-1945.”

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1943 Photo of Laying Cable in New Guinea on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Can’t see much of the jeep.

“1943- U.S. troops using a jeep to lay cable in New Guinea.Photo measures approx. 6 1/2″ x 8 1/2″”

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The Flying ‘Jeep’ Universal

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

Newspaper Ads in 1965 & 1966 championed the CJs and the V-6 power plant, calling it The Flying Jeep. This first article was published on August 21, 1965, in The Evening Independent.

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The Toledo Blade published an article two days after the one above, noted that Kaiser Jeep faced a new competitor, the Ford Bronco:

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This ad was published in a variety of newspapers. This particular one appeared October 12, 1966, in the Southeast Missourian.

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1942 Photo of War Bond Campaign on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Great early bond campaign photo.

“1942 Press Photo Jeeps here for Jeep Day War Board Campaign. This is an original press photo. Jeeps here for Jeep Day War Board CampaignPhoto measures 9 x 7.25inches. Photo is dated 06-22-1942.”

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Reproduction of 1945 Photo at Pening on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

A reader shared this photo. It’s a reproduction photo, but still an interesting one to review because of the number of field modifications.

“This is a nice reproduction of an original World War Two photograph showing US Army nurses arriving to provide medical support for the liberation and evacuation of the Penig concentration camp (south of Leipzig) in 1945. The Penig camp primarily held women. Size is about 5″ x 5″.”

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1940 Bantam BRC Photo eBay

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, Old Images

This is a great press release photo taken a little more than a week after the Bantam arrived at Holabird for testing. Thanks to Steve for finding it.

One thing I noticed about the photo. See how the dirt from behind the front fender was thrown onto the side of the jeep. I’m wondering if the thing we’ve called the step on the sides was actually not a step at all, but specifically designed as a mud flat to stop that from happening. I just never thought about it in those terms before (maybe I’m just behind the curve on that??).

“1940- Bantam prototype #1 during testing at Camp Holabird Quartermaster Depot.”

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1944 Photo of German Prisoner on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

“WW II Press Photograph German Prisoners March to the Rear, France. USA soldiers riding in Jeep, Circa November 14, 1944. Reverse of Press Photo gives a precise description of the photograph. Measures 7 X 4.5 inches”

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1954 News Article About Jeeps Being Shown at Fairs

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An August 20, 1954, article in the Toledo Bade discussed Kaiser-Willys upcoming demonstrations at 23 major fairs in 15 states. The article included a photo of a Jeep-a-Trench Trencher.

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Cast of Baa Baa Black Sheep in Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

John forwarded this link with photos from the short-lived Baa Baa Black Sheep TV Series. I remember when it first aired.

http://www.warbirdsnews.com/warbirds-news/poor-lambs-corsairs-baa-baa-blacksheep.html

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1946 Announcement of the Jeep at Irvin Sachs in Delaware

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This ad from the February 17, 1946, issue of the Sunday Morning Star, published in Delaware, shared the news that Irvin Sachs would be introducing the new universal Jeep.

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1942 Photo of American Squadron in England on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Each of the men was listed. It would be a great find for one of their descendants.

“1942 Press Photo US Fighter Pilots Riding on Jeep, England World War II. This is an original press photo. Photo measures 8.25 x 6inches. Photo is dated 09-21-1942.”

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Photos from Bundesarchiv.de in Germany

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

John found these photos within the Bundesarchiv in Germany and put this history together. Thanks for sharing!

The first one is in Berlin, taken June 1, 1948. the German caption reads:  Amerikanische MP. fährt mit armierten Jeeps und Panzern am Tage der Währungsreform durch die Westsektoren Berlins. (American MPs travel with armed jeep on the currency reform day thru the west sector of Berlin)

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The second photo has a similar caption and is dated the same day.

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The third one is also in is Berlin, but it is dated in May 1, 1950. It is at the Brandenburg Gate looking into the Soviet Sector from the British Sector, which starts almost behind the jeep. The gate is actually inside the Soviet Sector.

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The Gate today, from the opposite side.

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1944 Photo of Stalled Jeep on Wake Island on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

It takes a battalion to push a jeep?

“1944 Photo WW2 US Infantry Men Jeep Wakde Island Sand Bar Beach Signal Corps”

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More Pics from Charles

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Here are some more photos courtesy of Charles.

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canadian 3rd inf – boekhoute (belgium) 1944

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spa (belgium) caserne(barracks) lt-gen joostens

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Neat illustration from 2012. I can’ make out the artist’s name.

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nice photo of jeeps on road to the kehlstein tea house (hitler’s eagle’s nest) 1945

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B-17 with Jeep in Africa

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This photo come from Marc out of Mortefontaine.

“1946-1948 TWA management rode  around Africa and SW Asia in a former  B17G (probably Captain Bob Buck was in command !) the picture  was taken on the flight line in Heliopolis near Cairo”

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